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Spinach Rice

 Published 2012-Oct-23   Updated 2018-Mar-05

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Palak Kichadi, Keerai Pongal)

Recipe For Spinach Rice


  • Rice - 1.5 cups
  • Moong Dal - 1 cup
  • Spinach - 1 bunch (chopped)
  • Onion - 1/4 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic - 3 (minced)
  • Ginger - 1" piece (minced)
  • Tomato - 1 (chopped)
  • Green Chillies - 2 (minced)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Goda Masala - 1 tsp (Optional: If you do not have goda masala, just skip it.)
  • Ghee/ Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste


  1. Wash and soak the rice and dal for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  3. Next add the onion, garlic and ginger. Fry till it becomes soft.
  4. Add the tomato, green chilly, goda masala, turmeric powder and fry for a minute. 
  5. Next add the chopped spinach and cook till it wilts.
  6. Add the rice, dal, 5 cups of water and required salt.
  7. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or transfer to a rice cooker and cook till done.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve this warm and comforting spinach rice with some papad and pickle.

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Comments (8)

Person   ()
Hi...looks yummy. But one doubt, how should we reheat the leftover...?
Person   ()
You can microwave the leftovers. Other option is to steam it in a pressure cooker. To reheat in a pot, just add some water to the rice and heat it on medium flame.
Person   ()
Yes . I too tried out and it was very nice n children too liked it 😊
Person   ()
Good to hear that children liked it. Enjoy!!
Person   ()
tried it out. it was just perfect and tuly a comforting meal.
Person   ()
thank u..
Person   ()
very healthy one. Thank you.

What is Goda masala means and where do you get it?. Is this from North India or south India

Can we try with other greens ( keerai) as well instead of Spinach?
God bless you.
Person   ()
Hi Prasad,
Goda masala is a blend of spices from maharashtra. You can find it readily available these days in supermarkets. Its available in different brands. If you don't find it you can add some sambhar powder or skip it totally.

You can use any other greens in this recipe.

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